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From: Ron Zinck <>
Subject: [LL] Leitha Pauline Sanders
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 09:05:13 -0500


Full Name Leitha Pauline Sanders
Date of Birth
Thursday, February 17th, 1916
Date of Death
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Place of Death
Kentville, NS


Sanders, Leitha Pauline (Meister) – 96, of New Ross; passed away peacefully
in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville on Friday, November 2, 2012.
Born in New Ross; she was a daughter of the late Lincoln and Mary
“Burdette” (Gates) Meister. Leitha graduated from the Horton Academy of
Acadia University in May 1939 with a certificate in Stenography. She worked
for Swift Canada and Acadia University. Later she became an owner operator
of HC Sanders and Son Limited. Leitha was a member of the New Ross Baptist
Church where she was a former organist, organizer of the church male choir,
and a member of the Cemetery Committee. She was a lifetime member and
secretary of the Women’s Missionary Society. Leitha was the treasurer of
the M.B. Auxiliary. She was also a lifetime member of the New Ross
Historical Society and the founding member of the Charing Cross Garden
Club. Furthermore, Leitha was a former member of the board of commissioners
of the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax and Shoreham Village, Chester.
She was a loving wife to the late Henry Creighton Sanders. Leitha is
survived by her son Dwight (Linda), New Ross; grandchildren Robert; Roger;
Sharon (Martin Walker); Julia; great grandchildren Trent; Leah; sisters
Bernice Hiltz; and Kathleen Dakin. Besides her parents and husband she is
predeceased by her brothers Fred; Charlie; Cedric; Otis; half brothers
Goodwin; Clifford; Murray; and half sisters Annie; Jean; Marguerite; and
Edna. In keeping with Leitha’s wishes there will be no visitation. A
Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. in
the New Ross Baptist Church with Pastor David Hine and Pastor Gordon James
officiating; followed by interment in the Baptist Church Cemetery, Forties.
Leitha’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the
wonderful care provided to her by her dear friend Cindy and grandson Roger.
Donations in her memory may be made to the New Ross Baptist Church or the
New Ross Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements are under the care and
direction of Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, PO Box 355, New Ross, Nova
Scotia B4N 3X1. Donations or condolences may be sent to the above address
or by visiting: www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca



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